Upon our sensational tour of Sean Thackrey’s winery we were won over by the 2008 Adromeda Devil’s Gulch Vineyard Marin County Pinot Noir and that is why we chose it as our wine of the week.
We loved our visit and of course the wines but we were thrilled to see the ‘barn’ and getting to know the ‘mascots’ aka the two taxidermied African Grey parrots adorning one of the walls of the winery, perhaps an acquisition from his earlier art collecting days or a gift from a girlfriend .
To capture a glimpse of Sean Thackrey and his artistry in the mortal world of winemaking check out Wendy Macnaughton’s artwork
This was a wine that the winemaker pulled back and then re-released when it was drinking beautifully. Thankfully and graciously we acquired a bottle of this fabulous gem of a Pinot Noir.
From start to finish this wine had such a smooth texture, great color, and lush body. WIth earthy notes, pert acid, a little tobacco and bergamot tea, it even paired well with sushi almost as unconventional as the winemaking practices of this coveted winemaker.
We are looking forward to our next bottle of wine crafted by Sean Thackrey .